Even though Spider-Gwen‘s eponymous ongoing series is ending on Wednesday, it looks like the adventures of the webslinging Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 are about to get a new beginning.
Marvel has released an upcoming cover of Gwen, the Spider-Woman of an alternate dimension, back in action with her trusty backpack and mobile phone. Interestingly, Marvel’s press release accompanying the image teases the new series as the debut of “Ghost Spider”.
While there is currently no news on the upcoming series including its creative team or release date, Marvel promises that more information will be provided as part of the publisher’s Spider-Man panel at next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. The panel is scheduled for Friday, July 20 from 12:30-1:30 PM PST in Room 5AB of the San Diego Convention Center.
Rumors of Spider-Gwen being rebranded as Ghost Spider have persisted since it was announced last year that Gwen Stacy would take on the codename Ghost Spider in the upcoming animated film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. The animated anthology film is expected to be released sometime later in 2018 with Gwen joining Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and more in a series of short adventures.
It is unclear if the rebranding will also extend to this year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which features Spider-Gwen prominently in the latest trailer though official tie-in figures from Hasbro currently retain the Spider-Gwen moniker.
Known as Spider-Woman in her debut in 2014’s Edge of Spider-Verse #2 by creators Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez, the reimagined Gwen Stacy of an alternate Earth was an instant hit with fans and received her own ongoing series with the same creative team. In the interim, fans dubbed the webslinging superhero Spider-Gwen and the name stuck leading Marvel to title the series as such while character continued to use the codename Spider-Woman in-universe rather than give away her secret identity.
With the character currently incarcerated after confessing to her vigilante double-life as Spider-Gwen, it is unclear what the new upcoming series will entail.
In the meantime, fans can read the series finale of Gwen’s current title in Spider-Gwen #34 from writer Jason Latour with art by Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi. The fan-favorite series ends on Wednesday, July 18.
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